Apr. 1, 2013

Loving this....

Love love LOVE Young the Giant......whole album is FAB!!!  :)

Tag time....

1: Who are you?  I am a 41 year old British girl living in Canada.  I am a dreamer.  I am a homeschooling and unschooling advocate.  I am an artist and journaler. I am a Mom to 5 amazing young people. 

2: What do you love about where you live?  I love the freedom it allows the children.  I love how little work there is due to the size of the house and yard.  I love how close we are to everything so we can run out for groceries, the library, for coffee, to friends, to classes....I love that we have sidewalks for the children to cycle, scooter and walk safely.  I love that we are right beside a great park  that has an ice rink, basketball, a vegetable garden and a splashpark!!  I love the weather here - despite the cold it is almost always sunny!

3: What might your perfect afternoon look like?  A stroll around Whyte Ave, the farmers market...coffee somewhere to people watch, a nosey around the Antiques mall with a friend, a walk through Mill Creek Ravine...then supper somewhere casual - Cafe Mosaic or Naanolicious.  

4: If you had an hour alone in your studio/creative space, what would you do?  I would work on my Spirits of Joy coursework....I want to work on my 'blank square', my number...and the other 4 dreams :)

5: Right now, what are some of your favorite things?  seeing the kids playing outside all the time again.  Reading or art journaling out on the back deck.  The promise of Summer.  

6: What foods nourish your soul?  Greek yogurt and unpasteurized honey.  Sharons scones and granola (mainly because of them being given to me by a friend).  Steeped tea.

7: When you need to simply take a breath and reground yourself, what do you do?  Soak in the bath, go for a walk, art journal, make a tea and sit outside.  Sit by an open window.

8: How do you nurture your creative dreams?  I take online classes.  I chat with creative/ positive friends.  I spend time DOING it.

Easter Monday at our place...

Started with cuddles with Sam and Lily,

Then Sam and Abby cycled to meet up with their friends and spent the afternoon playing.

I shaved Rosie, swept the garage of grit and sand from the winter, 
and then washed the car....it NEEDED it!!

I also put dinner in the crockpot - a lime and garlic sauce with orange and lemon juice too, and honey!!  
We had that with vegetables and smashed baby potatoes :)

After dinner Sam and Abby walked Rosie, and while they were gone,
Susannah and I hid the eggs and Easter chocolate.  When they arrived back they started finding eggs on the porch and continued finding them inside...

Then we all curled up and watched Adventure Time and Spongebob together - although I was reading the fab book I'm enjoying right now (Putting Makeup on Dead People)

After that it was showers for the kids and I sorted laundry and decluttered 
some more boxes from the garage that we brought in last week.  I also helped Abby make a sock bun for her doll.  She won an Easter picture contest on Instagram yesterday - a photo of her doll.  

Springbreak is over now :(  school again tomorrow, sewing class for Abby....and a walk with Rosie in the afternoon as it is supposed to be 10c which will be gorgeous!!!

Hope you all had a fabulous Easter!!!

Easter dinner.....

Rob Grant from Now Radio gave my dinner 9 out of 10 lol :)  

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